Anthony Mackie answers the question everyone is asking.

During an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show on Tuesday, January 19, the Avengers: Endgame star addressed the growing rumors that he will be the next Captain America.

“You must know that,” the host began James Corden. “Everyone online says you are the new Captain America and I think you are. I think you are.”

At first Mackie stared blankly at the screen before laughing and explaining, “The thing is when you’re watching [Avengers] End Game, at the end of the movie, Sam Wilson never accepts the shield. He actually tells Cap that the shield is for him and doesn’t feel right on his arm. “

The 8-mile actor continued, “If you look at yourself, as you know, Marvel is great at building characters over the course of many films. And from Winter Soldier to now, my whole goal in the Marvel universe has been to Cap To help to be Cap’s friend. So at no point in the endgame did Sam Wilson accept the shield at all. In fact, it made him happy to come back from that time and be by Cap’s side again. “